We Are Still Here

Dec 31, 2013 by 42 Fish

This documentary was made by Devin Pielle with assistance from Shelby George, Courtney Harrop, Emma Bell and Zoë Ludski. It is part of a national project called Resonating Reconciliation.

We Are Still Here reflects the stories of 6 Tla'Amin survivors and 2 community members among many, fighting for language revitalization.

Resonating Reconciliation is a project that engages community radio to help reconcile all Canadians with the history of Indian Residential Schools, to help build grassroots skills among community-based broadcasters in respectful reporting on the ongoing legacy of Indian Residential Schools, and provide a lasting record of survivors’ experiences.

For more information on this project and to hear other documentaries in the series please visit the NCRA website.

These stories may trigger intense emotions for some audience members. If you are in crisis, and need emotional support, please call the 24-Hour National Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419

We Are Still Here Invite

Music by Cheech Lem Chi Chia Canoe Family

The Blaney Family Song
The Mourning Song
Welcome Victory Song
The Friendship Song
The Pielle Family Song
Elders Honouring Song
The Churchhouse Love Song
The Blessing of the Floor
Entrance Song
Bob George Celebration Song

Download We Are Still Here as MP3


  1. Lisa says:

    Mar 15, 2019

    I appreciate the bravery in sharing all of your stories. It hurts my heart to hear the sadness and wells me with pride for the strength that each of you carry.

  2. Beatrice says:

    Jun 5, 2014

    I just learned about this documentary. Congratulations! And, thank you so much. Here are some outstanding Colorado public radios that would love to broadcast it: KVNF, KBUT, KRFC, KGNU. Again, thank you for this difficult important work.

  3. Eric John Large says:

    Jan 22, 2014

    Any audio-visual aid, book, documentary, DVD, film, play, and radio/TV that tells about the Indian Residential School experience, legacy, and impact is setting the true history of Canada. Congratulations to the Community of Powell River in producing this broadcast.

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